“Roof cover for the Guildford Hotel is imminent. Heritage Council just approved plans for a permanent cover structure,” the message read.
The interior of the Guildford Hotel is increasingly in a state of disrepair.
That tip-off was confirmed on Wednesday, with news the Heritage Council had given its approval.
“The Heritage Council supports the partial re-roofing of the Guildford Hotel as it is consistent with the original roof form and will be a positive outcome for the place,” State Heritage Office executive director Graeme Gammie said.
“The City of Swan is the decision making authority who will give approval for the works.”
The Guildford Hotel has not been open since a fire in 2008.
Project architect Kylee Schoonens said an amended development application was submitted to the City of Swan earlier this month, and that a decision was expected in coming weeks.
“The installation of the roof will help to tie the building together structurally and protect it from the elements,” she said.
In another win for the hotel, a grant of $100,000 was awarded by the State Government on Wednesday. The funds will be used to reconstruct the building’s belvedere.